A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:23:32 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 00:23:32 / November 20, 2016 @ 12:23 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16325000. Id of event: pr16325000. Exact location of earthquake, -65.6344° West, 17.8892° North, depth 6 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Comerío, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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